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Struggles Begin

Struggles Begin
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Copyright: Rick Price (Adanac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-17
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 100-400/4.5-5.6L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-20 4:32
Viewed: 3033
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
With the snow and cold of late the troubles for some of the creatures begin. Finding enough food to sustain themselves and to ward off the cold. These two Mule Deer were feeding in some bushes, the snow is not that deep in most places but the winds have drifted it into these bushes making their search more difficult. Have a great weekend.

siggi, ferranjlloret, zulfu, jaycee, nglen, uleko, Argus, eng55, wuta has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-20 5:11]

Hello Rick,
Really great pose of these two deer. Your POV is superb!composition is excellent.The icy landscape makes this catch very interesting as well.Best regards Siggi

Hello Rick,
very natural picture, very good composition.
TFS. Ferran

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-20 5:25]

Hello Rick,
what a wonderful capture.
Simply perfect in sharpness and colour.
what a momment.
Have a wonderful day

Hello Rick,
Enjoyable for us but not for the animals apparently.
However they seem to be in a good condition.
Good moment as there's an interesting interaction between the two animals.
Well done

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-20 8:38]

Hello Rick, excellent shot of these beautiful mule deers with nice details, sharpness and wonderful snowy composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-20 9:58]

Hi Rick,

A wonderfully natural shot of these two poor deer looking for food. It looks so cold and snowy. You've captured the atmosphere perfectly in an excellent composition.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-20 10:53]

Hi Rick. Your picture shows the hard time some animals have in the winter just to find food. Yet this pair look healthy . A fine compostion. well done TFS.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-20 12:50]

Hello Rick,
A beautiful capture showing these Deer close together in the deep snow. It must be hard for them to find food. A lovely composition in beautiful soft colours.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Rick,
Nice capture, excellent composition and pov, superb sharpness and depth of feild, well done.

hello Rick

the winters are hard for these wonderful animals that are the deers,
you did an excellent shot with fine POV and framing,
wonderful eye contact of the big buck with you, TFS


Hello Rick

A super capture of these mule deer as they go about their day to day survival.
The natural setting is lovely.
The effects of the deep snow can be seen ,and it looks difficult to move around in that snow.
Well composed ,the POV is very good.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-21 2:26]

Another fine winter scene that you have captured, Rick!
I like the POV and composition showing this doe and buck Muledeer looking for food among the snow-covered vegetation and the technical aspects are first class.
Thanks for sharing this fine image and have a great weekend,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-21 8:31]

Hi Rick,
Beautiful scane.I liked POV,snowy atmosphere,pose of deers and composition a lot.Have a great weekend too!
Thanks for posting.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-21 15:18]

Hi Rick,
a great shot of these Mule Deer.
Superb sharpness and clear.
Excellent composition.
Great light.

Well done,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-12-23 11:59]

Hello Rick , Lovely shot from the deers , great compositie ,Have a nice Cristmas and very good 2009 for you and the famely ,Greetings Teunie .

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